Quotes

This is more for me than you readers (:

Chapter 1

Lemony Snicket/

by: SalPal
-It is a curious thing, the death of a loved one. We all know that our time in this world is limited, and that eventually all of us will end up underneath some sheet, never to wake up. And yet it is always a surprise when it happens to someone we know. It is like walking up the stairs to your bedroom in the dark, and thinking there is one more stair than there is. Your foot falls down, through the air, and there is a sickly moment of dark surprise as you try and readjust the way you thought of things.

-The sea is nothing but a library of all the tears in history.

-The world is quiet here.

-I love no one but you, I have discovered, but you are far away and I am here alone. Then this is my life and maybe, however unlikely, I’ll find my way back there. Or maybe, one day, I’ll settle for second best. And on that same day, hell will freeze over, the sun will burn out and the stars will fall from the sky.

-Grinning is something you do when you are entertained in some way, such as reading a good book or watching someone you don't care for spill orange soda all over themselves.

-Miracles are like pimples, because once you start looking for them, you'll find more than you ever imagined possible.

-Temper tantrums, however fun they may be to throw, rarely solve whatever problem is causing them.

-There are those who say that life is like a book, with chapters for each event in your life and a limited number of pages on which you can spend your time. But I prefer to think that a book is like a life, particularly a good one, which is well to worth staying up all night to finish.

-There are few sights sadder than a ruined book.

-The burning of a book is a sad, sad sight, for even though a book is nothing but ink and paper, it feels as if the ideas contained in the book are disappearing as the pages turn to ashes and the cover and binding--which is the term for the stitching and glue that holds the pages together--blacken and curl as the flames do their wicked work. When someone is burning a book, they are showing utter contempt for all of the thinking that produced its ideas, all of the labor that went into its words and sentences, and all of the trouble that befell the author . . .

-Even though there are no ways of knowing for sure, there are ways of knowing for pretty sure.

- I suppose I'll have to add the force of gravity to my list of enemies.

-If writers wrote as carelessly as some people talk, then adhasdh asdglaseuyt[bn[ pasdlgkhasdfasdf.

-All the secrets of the world are contained in books. Read at your own risk.

-Strange as it may seem, I still hope for the best, even though the best, like an interesting piece of mail, so rarely arrives, and even when it does it can be lost so easily.

-If you are a student you should always get a good nights sleep unless you have come to the good part of your book, and then you should stay up all night and let your schoolwork fall by the wayside, a phrase which means 'flunk.'

-They're book addicts.

-This toast feels raw. Is it safe to eat raw toast?

-Just about everything in this world is easier said than done, with the exception of "systematically assisting Sisyphus's stealthy, cyst-susceptible sister," which is easier done than said.

-Having a personal philosophy is like having a pet marmoset, because it may be very attractive when you acquire it, but there may be situations when it will not come in handy at all.

-Can't we sleep ten minutes more? I was having a lovely dream about sneezing without covering my mouth, and giving everybody germs.
(Hee hee hee! This reminds me of Julie for some reason xD)

-Of course, it is boring to read about boring thing, but it is better to read something that makes you yawn with boredom than something that will make you weep uncontrollably, pound your fists against the floor, and leave tearstains all over your pillowcase, sheets, and boomerang collection.
(Fred's death, George's ear, Twilight, Tonks' and Lupin's death, Dumbledore's death, Twilight)

-One of the remarkable things about love is that, despite very irritating people writing poems and songs about how pleasant it is, it really is quite pleasant.

-Sometimes words are not enough.

-It is very frustrating not to be understood in this world. If you say one thing and keep being told that you mean something else, it can make you want to scream. But somewhere in the world there is a place for all of us, whether you are an electric form of decoration, peppermint-scented sweet, a source of timber, or a potato pancake.

-Neither were you [born yesterday], unless of course I am wrong, in which case welcome to the world, little baby, and congratulations on learning to read so early in life.

-There are many, many types of books in the world, which makes good sense, because there are many, many types of people, and everybody wants to read something different.

-The way sadness works is one of the strangest riddles of the world.

-There are many difficult things in this world to hide, but a secret is not one of them.

-The thing you hope will never happen to you might just happen to someone else instead, who has been spending their life dreading the thing that will happen to you.

-I’m happier than a pig eating bacon!

-I go to bed early and rise late and feel as if I have hardly slept, probably because I have been reading almost the entire time.

-It is much, much worse to receive bad news through the written word than by somebody simply telling you, and I’m sure you understand why. When somebody simply tells you bad news, you hear it once, and that’s the end of it. But when bad news is written down, whether in a letter or a newspaper or on your arm in felt tip pen, each time you read it, you feel as if you are receiving the bad news again and again.

-Everybody will die, but very few people want to be reminded of that fact.

-Often, if you point out something that isn't fair, someone will reply, "Life isn't fair." What is to be done with such people?

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